A Poem: "Were You There"

PERIDOT,

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PERIDOT
PERIDOT is an American writer living abroad.

"Were You There"

Were you there,
Did you drive the train,
Did you dig the grave,
Did you stop the child from playing?

Were you there,
Do you remember?
The smell of burning flesh
that filled the air

Were you there,
Do you remember?
The synagogue on the corner,
the song of the Cantor,
the words of the Rabbi,
the peculiar people
who wore the yellow star –
the tailor, the baker, the candlestick maker

Were you there,
Do you remember?
The house by the road,
the house you stole,
because you knew the man
Who drove the train,
Who dug the grave,
Who stopped the child from playing